July 2, 2015 - 9:18 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemHull, IA — Two Hull residents’ vehicles were damaged in an accident near Hull on Wednesday, June 1st.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:54 am, 18-year-old Zachary DeJager of Hull was driving eastbound in a 1993 Chevrolet pickup on Highway 18, one mile wast of Hull. Twenty-year-old Kelsey Schenk of Hull was driving eastbound in a 2006 Pontiac G6, following DeJager. According to the Sheriff’s Office, DeJager stopped for oncoming traffic before attempting a left turn onto Indian Avenue, and was struck by Schenk.

The pickup received $500 damage. The Pontiac received $3500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

July 2, 2015 - 9:10 am - Posted in News

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdOrange City, IA — A LeMars woman rear ended an Orange City woman on Wednesday, July 1st.

According to the Orange City Police Department, at about 4:46 pm, 19-year-old Courtney Van Beek of LeMars was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Colbalt southbound on Albany Avenue Southeast. Eighty-two-year-old Lorna Reinders of Orange City was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Albany Avenue Southeast as well. According to the report, Reinders was slowing down for a vehicle ahead of her that was making a turn and Van Beek did not notice Reinders slowing down, and rear ended her.

The Equinox received $1000 damage. The Cobalt received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

July 1, 2015 - 5:21 pm - Posted in News
Mural on First Impact by Mark Alsum

Artist’s preview of the design of the new mural

Orange City, Iowa — A brand new mural is being painted in Orange City, featuring a subject that comes as no surprise – Tulips. We had a chance to visit with Janine Calsbeek, executive director of the Orange City Arts Council. She tells us how it came together.

Calsbeek says the First Impact Building is behind the Orange City Post Office — a half a block west of Albany Avenue on First Street, near Don’s Food Center.

She tells us that the money to pay for the mural is still being raised.

Calsbeek tells us about the mural’s artist.

She says they chose tulips — because it’s “The Orange City way.”

She says she thinks people will want to take pictures in front of it. Calsbeek says this mural will have a special dedication.

The mural is being painted directly on the wall, just like the other murals in Orange City. That means the artist has to paint it in real time and out in the elements. Calsbeek says Alsum is working on the mural this week.

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July 1, 2015 - 11:09 am - Posted in News

Sioux Center — Another 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate is in northwest Iowa today (Wednesday, July 1, 2015).
Rand Paul
Senator Rand Paul is doing two stops in our area. They are being called “Stand with Rand Meet and Greet” events.

The first one is at 2:30 this afternoon. Senator Paul will be at the Sioux Center Public Library at 102 South Main Avenue — that’s Highway 75 — in Sioux Center.

Later this afternoon, Paul will be in Okoboji. At 5:30 PM, he’ll make a campaign stop at the Barefoot Bar. That’s at 24457 178th St in Okoboji. That’s about a mile and a quarter east of Brooks Golf Club, along the west shore of East Lake Okoboji.

July 1, 2015 - 9:24 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemRock Valley, IA — A Rock Valley man’s manure wagon struck a semi-tractor on Monday, June 29th near Rock Valley

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:17 pm, 57-year-old Randy Vande Kamp or Rock Valley was driving a 1987 Ford pickup pulling a manure wagon northbound on Garfield Avenue, five miles southeast of Rock Valley. Fifty-one-year-old Verlyn Van Regenmorter of Sioux Center was backing a 2006 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a livestock trailer southbound on Garfield Avenue. According to the report, Van Regenmorter was backing west onto a farm driveway as Vande Kamp passed him and the manure wagon struck the front of the semi-tractor.

The Peterbilt received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

June 30, 2015 - 6:38 pm - Posted in News

Sioux Center, Iowa — Seven young people were charged with alcohol violations after a party near Sioux Center.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, June 26, in the 10 PM hour, their deputies investigated a report of underage drinking of alcohol that allegedly occurred at a home on Dove Avenue, seven miles west of Sioux Center.

Upon further investigation, deputies believe several people under the age of 21 were consuming alcohol.

They charged 19-year-old Nicholas Rosenboom and 19-year-old Kirk Postrollo both of Boyden; 20-year-old Brandon Driesen of Hull; 19-year-old Shelby Altena of Fairview, SD; 19-year-ols Mariah Jansma of Doon; 18-year-old Vanessa Van Kley of Rock Valley; and 19-year-old Hayden Fluit of Inwood with underage possession of alcohol.

Fluit was also arrested on a charge of interference with official acts.

June 30, 2015 - 9:19 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemMaurice, IA — A Sioux Falls man’s drive trailer was damaged when the driver struck a light pole on Monday, June 29th near Maurice.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 9:49 am on Monday, June 29th, 61-year-old Warren Barse was driving a 2001 Kenworth W900 semi-tractor pulling a Trail King Trailer and a smaller drive trailer designed to assist hauling over-sized loads northbound on Highway 75. According to the report, Barse turned left onto Highway 10 when the rear axles of the drive trailer malfunctioned and struck an Iowa Department of Transportation light pole.

The drive trailer received $500 damage; the light pole received $3000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

June 30, 2015 - 9:08 am - Posted in News

Sheldon, Iowa — Louisiana Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is coming to Sheldon.
Bobby Jindal
We’re being told he’ll be here on Friday, July 3rd at 3 PM at Jard, Inc. Jard is a gun manufacturer about a half mile north of Highway 18 and Country Club Road. That’s just north of the Risefest grounds. His visit is open to the public.

Again Louisiana Governor and 2016 Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will be at Jard, Inc. on Friday at 3 PM. The Jard event will include a meet and greet that will be open to the public.

Jindal will start off the day at the Sioux Center Livestock Company Restaurant on South Highway 75 in Sioux Center. Governor Jindal will come by table-to-table to introduce himself and answer questions. That will run from 8 until 9:30 AM. At 11:30 AM, Jindal will have a lunchtime retail Event at Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids on South Highway 75.
At 2, it’s on to Sibley for a Business tour of ammunition and firearms manufacturer Capital Armament Company at 1201 11th Avenue. Then at 3, it’s time for the Sheldon stop. He’ll wrap up the day with a dinner retail event at 5:30 at Gary’s on the River in Spencer.

June 29, 2015 - 7:40 pm - Posted in News

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help to solve a puppy-napping.
They report that on Sunday evening, June 28, deputies were called to investigate a burglary and theft that occurred at 3D/Dobermans, at 3225 Larch Avenue, in rural Sheldon.

Deputies believe that sometime in the afternoon hours on June 28, the perpetrator(s) entered the kennels and stole a four-day-old male Doberman Pinscher puppy.

The dog has an estimated value of $500.

If you have any information on this crime you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office. If you wish to remain
anonymous you can use the text-a-tip program. Directions can be found at siouxcountysheriff.com.

June 29, 2015 - 7:10 pm - Posted in News

Rock Valley, Iowa — A manufacturing plant was saved from fire on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Rock Valley.
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According to Rock Valley Fire Chief John Wallenberg, about 8:30 AM, the Rock Valley Fire Department was called to the report of structure fire at TCS Manufacturing, the former Kooima Manufacturing plant at 2080 Tenth Street in Rock Valley.

The chief says that when they got there, the fire department saw all the employees had been evacuated. He says they saw lots of smoke from the south end of the building as they approached the scene. He says they used water to fight the fire.

He says the cause of the fire is officially unknown, but it was contained to outside in the air filtering system outside of the building. He says he believes a filter started on fire and that started the rest of the fire. He says there was also some duct work damage, as it was a very hot fire.

Chief Wallenberg reports that the filtering system was destroyed, and there was lots of smoke in the building.

He says they used less than a thousand gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene 45 minutes.

Wallenberg says there were no injuries were reported.

He says they originally called the Hull Fire Department for help, and they were on their way, but when Rock Valley Firefighters knew what they were dealing with, they told the Hull department that they were not needed this time.